Material Handler

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: McBee, SC, US, 29101

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.9 billion company with 150 years of history and employ more than 13,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

The Material Handler will be responsible for performing the following job functions:


  • Manage inventory on flue pipe and manage movements of pipe in SAP and physically
  • Manage inventory on long pipe and manage movements of long pipe in SAP and physically
  • 5s and housekeeping responsibility for the pipe yard and back alley to support production and inventory
  • Unloading and loading long pipe trucks utilizing a fork truck and/or crane; transporting long pipe safely and efficiently]
  • Perform required stock keeper/material handler functions (full rotational ability) by operating material-handling equipment; Operate yard tractor and flatbed trailer to transport pipe from front of the plant to the steel bay as required.
  • Provide direction, training and/or guidance to new employees as required;
  • Ability to load, unload and deliver materials in/to receiving, assembly lines, storage areas, trucks, production and non-production areas;
  • Identify parts correctly from print or specification sheets, ensuring that material is properly identified, is in acceptable condition and is properly packaged to handle;
  • Write/verify/distribute necessary paperwork in accordance with established processes and procedures;
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and organized condition and follow all prescribed safety rules and quality requirements;
  • Storage and handling of product in a safe and secure manner to ensure product preservation;
  • Report problems with safety, quality, processes, equipment and materials to lead person or supervisor;
  • Wear required PPE (steel-toed boots, safety glasses, ear plugs, and any additional PPE required for task being performed);
  • Perform manual handling tasks as needed or as specified by lead person or supervisor;
  • Perform other duties and operate machinery as assigned by team leader or supervisor.


  • Willingness to learn new tasks, cross-train, rotate and work as a part of a team;
  • Willingness to serve as back-up for other team members to cover absenteeism, vacations and mandatory rotations of responsibility;
  • Willingness to work overtime as required depending on business need;
  • Willingness to work in the specific environmental conditions of this role (indoor and outdoor loading, unloading, driving, etc in all weather)
  • SAP  experience and knowledge required
  • Fork lift license/certification
  • Crane operating licensing and/or certification required within 90 days of hire
  • One year of materials experience required
  • Ability to understand various operations and their capacities;
  • Good analytical, verbal and written communication skills to aid in problem solving;
  • Previous manufacturing experience required;
  • Ability to follow all safety and quality policies and procedures;
  • Good computer skills


High School Diploma or GED

Years of Experience

Minimum of 6 months related work experience

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting/standing and frequent bending and reaching.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and with assistance

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Wastewater, Water Treatment, ERP, SAP, HVAC, Engineering, Technology, Operations